Car won't start - Clicking starter - loose ground?
So I parked my car yesterday, ran into Starbucks for 5 mins to score a drink, came back out and my car wouldn't start.
When I turn the key all the way, the starter clicks, and the relay clicks. When I turn the key to "on" I hear all kind of whines and hums, the dash lights flicker, the "open door" noise disappers, basically everything goes haywire.
-Battery is good (and fully charged)
-Starter is good
-Grounds are good (t-stat housing/chassis/tranny/valve cover)
-Main relay is good
-All fuses are good
What the hell happened? When I push start the car, it runs fine.
I know, but I'm stumped. It's a new battery with new terminals and the grounds are all aftermarket 4 gauge with gold terminals.
All I can think of is that it's not the negative side but the positive side. Where does the 12+ power go after it enters the underhood fuse box?
it goes to the fuses. You have a 4 guage wire that goes from teh battery to the starter to power the motor. I would check that wire.
Try to crank the motor (12v to the s-termial on the start) and measure the voltage going to the starter. You hcan always run a battery test, record the data, then place the postive side connector of the tester on the 4 guage wire at the starter and see the data. A big difference in data means the wire is bad. That will cause your problem.
You hcan always run a battery test, record the data, then place the postive side connector of the tester on the 4 guage wire at the starter and see the data. A big difference in data means the wire is bad. That will cause your problem.
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